Last year, I was so grateful to be asked to capture a beautiful wedding in Colorado. Since I don’t get to bask in the gorgeousness of mountains every day, I decided to also set up a personal shoot to do more mountain portraits. It is so rare to be able to practice photography for the sole purpose of having fun, but man, it feeds the soul. My good friend Meagan (who is also a talented health coach, if you live in Boulder, Colorado!) and her super cute hubby were kind enough to be our subjects and we drove around laughing and visiting beautiful spots. It was heaven. Enjoy some of my favorites from their shoot!
Brittany & Jeff are so in love, it was an absolute joy to capture their day! It took place at the beautiful Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas surrounded by family and friends. Gorgeous flowers were done by Flora Fetish. Jeff’s father led the ceremony, breaking down at one point saying how proud he was of his son. These two were pure magic together – their love could actually be felt by others when they were together.
Their wedding was featured on Grey Likes Weddings.
Talented Vendor Team: Venue & Catering & Cake – Barr Mansion, Florals – Flora Fetish, Ceremony Musicians – Tyler and Bailey Dodds, Officiant – John Mabee, Hair & Makeup – Bride, Wedding Dress – Stella York, Groom’s Suit – HG Thrash in Lubbock, TX, Cuff Links – Star Wars Accessories
It’s that time of year again when so many sweet couples got engaged over the holiday season, I just love meeting so many wonderful people!! And for the ones that trust me to capture their beautiful day, I am forever grateful. It’s also that time of year when my spring calendar starts to fill up with engagement sessions. I truly love engagement sessions. I get to tell corny jokes, walk in the outdoors, enjoy sunsets and get to know my couples even more before their big day. I am able to capture portraits of them so they are able to remember this special time in their lives forever. If you are looking for an engagement session this spring, let me know!!
Inspired by deep berry tones and understated elegance, we wanted to show that brides can embrace color while still having their wedding be beautiful, soft and romantic. We wanted to keep all other elements refined + minimal; pulling in wood, flowers + food found in nature, gold accents in the furniture and soft greenery. Varied natural textures, beautiful hand-lettered calligraphy and deep earth tones add timeless romance to the tablescape. Each element incorporated was carefully curated to reflect simplistic elegance. By selecting a flowing, effortless gown for the beautiful bride we carried this into her look, showcasing a bride that is authentic to her style on her wedding day. Our venue, Jennifer’s Garden in Austin, Texas, brought out the European touch with it’s space having an old-world feel. The Spanish style tile framing the door, the hand carved wood, the beautiful textured stucco – it all was perfect for setting the scene. By choosing a venue that both mimics your style and speaks for itself is how you can carry your style seamlessly throughout the entire event. To fully bring the look together, Birch & Brass styled a seating area to add atmosphere + showcase that berry color palette that we started with.
The tablescape was a highlight but the one moment that shines brightest is the moment where the bride and groom are laughing together. That moment is what it is all about. On your wedding day, it’s about celebrating the love you share, enjoying the presence of the people you love and living in that moment for as long as possible. The joy, the laughter, the love. That’s what’s important. The hearts of the two people uniting, staying true + authentic to yourselves and intentionally curating pieces that reflect what’s most important to you. Remember: Be true to yourself and create a beautiful environment to enjoy the most important thing about a wedding – your love and your guests.
This styled shoot was recently published on Ruffled. To check out the feature, click here.
Talented Vendor Team: Design & Coordination – 36th Street Events, Rentals & Lounge – Birch & Brass, Venue – Jennifer’s Gardens, Floral – Remi + Gold, Bridal Store – Unbridaled, Wedding Dress – Amy Kuschel, Ring – Susie Saltzman, Hair & Makeup – Makeup by Sommer, Wedding Cake – Feathers & Frosting, Stationery – Boarding School Collective, Models – Mystie Pineda & Matthew Redden
Recently featured on Burnett’s Boards – check it out here.
Talented Vendor Team: Event Planning – Lauren Carrillo with Something To Celebrate, Floral Designs – SCF Events ,Cake – For Heaven’s Cake, Stationery – Invitation Solutions, Makeup – Teri Sullivan, Dress Store – Whittington Bridal, Linens – Elegant Beginnings Inc. , Flatware – Kate Spade , Jewelry – Susie Saltzman , Ring Box – The Mrs. Box , Venue – The Houston Rental Studio in Houston, Texas.
These two. So sweet. Their outdoor wedding took place on the beautiful grounds at the George Ranch Historical Park in Houston, Texas. Designed and coordinated by the talented Lauren Carrillo with Something to Celebrate and tons of beautiful florals by SCF Events. Couldn’t have asked for a better team to pull of such a beautiful day!
Talented Vendor Team: Styled & Designed by Lauren Carrillo with Something to Celebrate, Venue – George Ranch Historical Park, Florals – SCF Events, Cake – Who Made the Cake, Rentals – Elegant Beginnings, Ceremony Music – Hope Cowan, Reception Music – DJ U Productions, Transportation – Abiding Limousines, Hair & Makeup – Do or Dye TX